Stanislaw Klek

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BACKGROUND Immunonutrition is assumed to enhance immune system function. In surgical patients, it is supposed to reduce postoperative complications. However, results of recent clinical trials have been puzzling and have not supported this theory. AIM The aim of our study was to evaluate the value of enteral and parenteral postoperative immunonutrition. (More)
Intravenous lipid emulsions are an essential component of parenteral nutrition regimens. Originally employed as an efficient non-glucose energy source to reduce the adverse effects of high glucose intake and provide essential fatty acids, lipid emulsions have assumed a larger therapeutic role due to research demonstrating the effects of omega-3 and omega-6(More)
BACKGROUND The role of home parenteral nutrition (HPN) in incurable cachectic cancer patients unable to eat is extremely controversial. The aim of this study is to analyse which factors can influence the outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS We studied prospectively 414 incurable cachectic (sub)obstructed cancer patients receiving HPN and analysed the association(More)
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